32 Free Tech Job Boards for Programming Job Seekers
If you’re here, it’s because you’re likely looking for a job in technology. This excerpt from our upcoming guide to how to get a programming job without a degree will help you do just that by giving you categories of tech job resources, tech job boards and tech job sites to consult. I’ve helped isolate some of the best job boards for you among the many tech job boards out there. Hopefully, this resource will help you land a new job!
The following tech job boards often have a selection of general jobs, but they are also useful resources that can be used to find technical jobs — if you’re able to process the information correctly. Tech companies abound on these general resources.
Sometimes it’s good to start at the most obvious place: LinkedIn has a large number of technology jobs that you can find quite easily. You can sign up for a free trial of the premium version and quickly look through different jobs.
LinkedIn can also be a great way to research hiring managers and get a sense of what a company is like before you even apply there. You’ll be able to see what the organizational hierarchy looks like by scrolling from one profile to another — and you’ll be able to see what skills the company emphasizes, either by looking at the profiles of those who were hired or by using your trial Premium account and looking at job postings or company pages.
You’ll want to think about how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so you can get the most out of this career-oriented social network. Among tech job boards, it is easily one of the largest.
Crunchboard is the job board associated with TechCrunch, a publication that specializes in writing about emerging technologies and new companies. As you can imagine, their job board is filled with a lot of technology and web development positions due to their audience.
Another technique you can use related to this is to look for startups that have just raised a large fundraising round on either TechCrunch or CrunchBase and reach out to hiring managers or executives at those companies: immediately after raising a fundraising round, a company is in aggressive growth mode, and is most likely looking to hire many qualified people to fill different and interesting job roles.
Besides being a great repository of technical articles and a community that curates people who are interested in the cutting edge of technology, Hacker News also serves as a job portal of sorts for Y Combinator companies — technology companies that might be as young as a two-person startup and also those who have started full maturing (as an example, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Quora were all at one time or another incubated by Y Combinator). The jobs section of the site features different YC companies and their hiring needs. There are also monthly threads started by a bot called Ask HN: Who is hiring? –where discussion about urgent job opportunities is surfaced that may be hard to find elsewhere. Here’s an example of a“who’s hiring” thread in May 2017.
By commenting on different articles and reaching out to different members in the Hacker News community, many of whom are senior figures in the startup world, you might also find your way to different mentors — and somebody who can introduce you to the right hiring manager.
AngelList is an online repository for different startups. The jobs on offer here tend to be with earlier stage companies working at the edge of technology. One great perk about this is that entrepreneurs may be more willing to accept people from non-traditional backgrounds to work with them — especially if you’re willing to accept and maybe even embrace the risk that comes with working in a startup.
GitHub, the living repository of code collaboration, also offers a selection of curated jobs for developers around the world. You can even search by programming language here, ensuring the best match for your skills.
Stack Overflow, the popular Q&A site for programming questions, offers a selection of different programming jobs, many of them posted by hiring managers who are trying to find top talent within the Stack Overflow community.
Glassdoor is an interesting job board since you’ll be able to see what employees think about the company and you can get some transparency on the salary range the company offers as well. All in all, Glassdoor is a great general place to find technology jobs — but its greatest value probably rests in the additional data on employee satisfaction and approximate salary ranges that can help guide your career decisions.
Mashable, the popular content repository based out of New York City, has a job board as well with a lot of different technology job postings.
The Muse is a unique jobs resource, with tons of personalized career coaching and resources related to career development. It can be well worth browsing the content on the site itself if you want to learn about salary negotiation, interviews and career progression from a somewhat general perspective. The jobs board section also boasts a selection of technical and developer jobs.
Another community oriented towards posting startup jobs, many of them programming-related.
One of the leading repositories of tech jobs in the world, Dice offers nearly 80,000 jobs in technology for you to consider.
Run by a placement agency for engineers, Cybercoders offers an easy way to search across 10,000+ different technology jobs across different industries.
The following tech job boards focus on jobs that are oriented towards front-end work and user design. Check these out if you’re looking to work on how the user experience of digital products feels for different people.
Smashing Magazine is one of the premier web development and design resources on the web. They offer a selection of jobs tailored to front-end web development. It’s a perfect selection among a number of tech job boards if you’re looking for more design and development-driven work.
The following job boards will help you hone your skills in web development if that’s the technical career path you want to choose.
Sensational Jobs curates a selection of different positions for web professionals of all sorts and stripes.
The official WordPress jobs board will help you curate a selection of jobs in web development specifically focused on building things with the WordPress platform — a popular, open-source content-management system that serves as the back-end framework for nearly one in six of all websites on the Internet.
WPHired is another great selection among this list of tech job boards — that is if you’re looking for development jobs oriented around WordPress.
Data science entails a mix of statistics, programming and communication skills that are quite specialized. Oftentimes, data science job postings will be found in these specialized communities that have grown to help support the data science community. These tech job boards are often the result of careful curation and community-building.
Kaggle is an online community centered around machine learning competitions. Here, they’ve used their reach in the data science community to curate a selection of data science jobs for you.
Data Elixir offers a newsletter filled with data science resources, and also curates this job board to help data science jobs seekers.
KDNuggets is one of the leading data science content hubs, filled with useful tutorials and resources to help you understand different topics in data science. This static jobs page is updated quite frequently with different job postings in data science.
The following tech job boards curate different opportunities for those looking to build mobile apps on a variety of platforms. The most common tend to be iOS or Android-oriented.
Android Jobs curates a selection of jobs for developers interested in building Android applications. Come here if you want to make your mark in mobile development.
Core Intuition features a selection of curated Mac Cocoa and iOS development jobs — if you want to develop apps for Apple products, there are few job boards as well-placed as Core Intuition to help you advance along that career path.
The following tech job boards are specific to a type of programming language. It can be a handy place to look if you plan to specialize in one language and grow your career there.
Ruby Now is a job board focused on curating Ruby on Rails specialists. Given the extensive use of Ruby on Rails for web development, you’ll mostly be working with web development positions if you look through this job board — though there are some more senior positions in back-end development.
Python Jobs (official Python website)
Python.org (the official centerpiece of the Python programming community) hosts a small repository of curated and interesting jobs that involve the use of Python. It’s one of the best among these tech job boards for those looking to work with Python.
Python Jobs (unaffiliated with the official Python programming community) is a great free resource for looking up Python jobs and web development jobs associated with the Django web development framework.
R-Users is the place to go if you’re proficient in R or if you’re a statistician looking to get some work developing their programming skills in R.
One of the luxuries of working in a technology-oriented career is the ability to be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. The following job boards curate remote opportunities in technology.
We Work Remotely curates a selection of jobs that are online and remote, with a section dedicated to just programming jobs.
RemoteOk is another job board that curates different jobs where remote work is available. They have a large selection of technology jobs and they have a neat categorization of the highest paying remote jobs and the technologies involved with it.
AngelList curates a selection of startup jobs where it’s acceptable to work remote. Again, as with the rest of AngelList, most of the jobs revolve around earlier stage startups — so be aware of that as you browse through this selection.
Upwork is a curated marketplace where freelancers can meet potential employers. The entire process of payment, job search, and work management can be completely managed on Upwork. As a result, it can be a great place to find remote work in different technical fields.
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